The Continent Europe is a fascinating and beautiful patchwork of many different cultures, languages, traditions and geographical landscapes. It is much larger than the EU and combines much more countries! Her enormous diversity carries a deep historical and cultural richness.
With all these differences, it is quite a challenge to live peacefully together while keeping everybody’s identity. For politicians and trade people but also for inhabitants and guests, it requires good communication to bring different views in a fruitful cooperation.
To create respect and understanding and to practice unprejudiced thinking, we need to approach each other from the perspective of the heart and to take our personal responsibility for what we say and stand for. Because on the level of the heart, we are all equally connected as human beings. Also knowledge about cultural, geographical or social aspects of the unknown countries helps. It widens our perspective, and gives a deeper and healthier fundament for communication.
Only then, there will be breathing-space for every living being. And we can give each other hands and work together in harmony, without losing our own identity.